No one was hurt after a tractor trailer tore through the side of a building in Connecticut on Tuesday.
The accident happened on the afternoon of October 30th in Southington, Connecticut.
According to My Record Journal, the semi truck initially passed beneath the building using the underpass as it dropped off a hot tub at Dean’s Stove and Spa on Main Street but after the hot tub was unloaded and the weight of it lifted from the big rig, the truck proved too tall for the low clearance and ended up taking out part of the building, seriously compromising its structural integrity.
Officers have since placed a perimeter around the damaged part of the building to keep people from entering the potentially dangerous structure.
— Michael Howard (@MHoward_TV) October 30, 2018
“The steel beam that was knocked out supports the end of the wooden beams and the whole face of the building,” said Southington Building Official John Smigel. “ At any point, the bricks all the way up to the roof line can fall.”
“It was extremely loud,” said Dean’s Stove and Spa employee Taylor Webb, who was working at the time of the incident.
“The whole side of the building shook. I didn’t know what was going on, but it felt like it lasted forever. Very scary, to say the least.”
Luckily, no one was hurt in the accident, but it is not yet clear whether the truck driver has been cited for the ordeal or whether or not officials have okayed the building for use.